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Grundy Babies

Were you, or someone you know, born in Newport Beach in 1947 or before?  If so was the doctor who delivered you Gordon Grundy?  That makes you a “Grundy Baby” and we are offering you fame! The Newport Beach Historical Society wants to hold a dinner...

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Help a Researcher: Boat Building in Newport Harbor

Good Morning - I am a Minnesota girl writing you from Idaho.  Presently, I am finishing up a biography of Minnesota boat builders and best friends, G.V. Johnson and Royal C. Moore. G.V. Johnson (1845-1928) left his MN boat building in the late 1800s, went to...

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Film Documentary “Sound Of The Surf” Needs Your Help

Tom Duncan is producing a documentary film about the story of surf music titled "Sound Of The Surf". Dick Dale, the Rendezvous Ballroom, Newport Beach etc, play a large part of the film. We are seeking additional photographs, home movies, newspaper clippings etc related to the...

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Oral History: Phil Tozer A Life on Newport Bay

 Click Here for a free download of a great Oral History by Phil Tozer. "The Life and Times of a Self-Described Beach Bum and Commercial/Sport Fisherman of Newport Beach, CA." Author Stephen O'Neil has captured some valuable history and great stories from the man who once...

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Naughty Newport by Judge Robert Gardner is available now!

Naughty Newport by Judge Robert Gardner is available now! "Naughty Newport" is his wild, new sequel to "Bawdy Balboa." Judge Robert Gardner takes us on a jaunty romp through the early years of Newport Beach, California, featuring crusaders and con men, surfers and sots. On the internet,...

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The Mystery of the Channels End Marker?!

The Mystery of the Channels End Marker: Does anybody know anything about it? The good folks at Nicholson Construction have saved this 7" x 34" marker and donated it to the NB Historical Society. It has been located at 3408 Ocean in CdM. The house was...

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